Getting rid of Dog Ticks

Dog Tick removal

My mom is my full time companion and my best friend. She wants to be with me all the time and I love her for that. Recently I had an issue with ticks. There were lots of these bugs all over my skin. I hated the sight and was struggling with the itch these awful creatures were causing. Mom took me to a vet and he resolved the issues and also gave mom some simple tips for removing them. He also warned that these ticks can very easily cause serious health problems for me and mom. Using these tips helped mom to remove the ticks from my skin with precision causing very less pain. I wanted to share these awesome tips with you all there. Here are the tips:

  • Remove the ticks while wearing Gloves – Always wear gloves while removing ticks. Ticks can  also bite humans and cause very serious infection. Wearing gloves will protect you.
  • Use light tweezers to tug away – Use tweezers that are used in surgery. Catch hold of the tick and tug gently. Never pry away forcefully. This can cause the tick head to remain and cause infection. Keep on tugging gently and the tick will loosen and ultimately lose its grip on the dog’s skin.
  • Kill and store in alcohol – Put the tick in alcohol. It will kill the bug and you can keep it stored to take it to the vet. Identifying the type of tick is essential for the treatment that follows.

Shaggy my best friend

Dog is the best friend

I am really a very dog person, and cannot live without my dog Shaggy. He is my life, a mastiff who is the most beautiful creature in the world for me. He really makes my life complete. Let me tell you a story where Shaggy is the hero. This is the favorite story of my kids. My son has even drawn a drawing of the story. It adorns the walls of my son’s room even today when he is a teenager.

Shaggy is a good dog and brings newspaper from the garden daily and wakes me up. One day he did not come back and I was asleep. I woke up startled when sun came on face through the window. I called shaggy but there was no sound. I went outside and saw Shaggy lying and very still. I was really taken aback and called him. He moved but was not ready to move from the place. My son was playing there and Shaggy was making a very  animal like sounds like”Grrrrr”. I moved towards him and saw a python of almost 7 feet just besides the fence where he was standing. He was actually protecting my son. The python could have harmed it as it was stronger than the dog. However a dog’s nature rules over natural instincts. It will protect the master even putting himself in danger. That is unlike animals, who prefer to avoid danger. Indeed Dogs are unique and Shaggy my darling is the best.